(Shared by Andrew Agerbak)

Dear fellow British Museum tour guides, I saw this today and thought it added some additional richness to my favourite part of the museum: the Lachish Room.

"According to the study, the siege ramp was roughly 260 feet long and would have required almost 20,000 tons of stones. Working 24 hours a day, it would have taken the Assyrian army between 20 and 25 days to construct the ramp."